When was the last time you were able to see us for a checkup and cleaning? If you’re overdue, then consider scheduling an appointment with your Redmond, OR, dentist. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how a simple exam and a dental cleaning could help you enjoy a bright, strong smile, keeping serious oral health issues at bay.
The Importance of Routine Care
Why do we suggest a routine exam and cleaning for patients of all ages? Well, seeing us for these routine visits allow us to monitor your smile and identify any changes in the earliest possible stages. Identifying these changes could allow us to discover problems like tooth decay, infected teeth, gingivitis, gum disease, and even oral cancer. The sooner we diagnose a problem, the sooner we can create a personalized treatment plan to address these concerns and return your smile to optimal health and function. We suggest visits every six months for people aged two and older. If you have high risk factors for gum disease, then you may need a visit every three to four months.
An Exam with Digital Imaging Technology
We will employ advanced diagnostic technology to carefully examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures. These images allow us to gain a detailed picture of your current oral health, diagnosing possible areas of concern. The process only takes a few minutes, but can help ensure you continue to enjoy a strong, healthy, and attractive smile for many years to come. Remember, you should attend a visit at least once every six months when possible!
Removing Plaque Buildup
We also suggest having your teeth cleaned. A thorough dental cleaning means using an ultrasonic scaler and a manual tool to carefully remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your smile. Removing this buildup helps prevent enamel erosion and gum inflammation, two factors often behind the onset of cavities, infection, and even gum disease. The process also helps improve the freshness of your breath and fights teeth stains. If you have serious plaque buildup and the early stages of inflammation or gum disease, then we may suggest a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing, to remove all plaque and help protect your periodontal health. If you have any questions about our checkups and cleanings, or if you would like to schedule your next visit, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Preventive Dentistry?
We would love to help you and your family keep your smiles strong and beautiful with routine care every few months. To learn more about maintaining your smile’s health, function, and beauty, then schedule a consultation by calling Coppertop Family Dentistry in Redmond, OR, today at 541-923-5927.